The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analysis
Rank 51 44 37
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 2040 2130 2509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.61% 4.04% 4.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.86% 5.52% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1401 1477 1674
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 42
Average hourly rate £31.50 £19.25 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -45.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £16.05 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £46.15 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £19.00 £33.55
% change year-on-year
+65.78% -43.36%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 1877 £425 - 450
London -10 963 £475 - 206
South East 0 323 £388 +1.97% 71
City of London -16 237 £478 +0.52% 97
South West +24 138 £393 +9.02% 37
North West +2 127 £350 +7.69% 30
Scotland -11 98 £375 +5.26% 16
East of England -7 95 £400 +6.66% 25
Yorkshire -2 83 £363 -0.68% 26
Berkshire +19 77 £400 +19.85% 19
Buckinghamshire +26 75 £364 +3.85% 9
Manchester -1 73 £338 +8.43% 19
West Midlands +3 72 £400 +14.28% 32
West Yorkshire -2 69 £375 +6.99% 15
Milton Keynes +26 64 £369 +5.28% 6
East Midlands -5 60 £425 +6.25% 10
Edinburgh -1 53 £380 +1.33% 8
Surrey +10 50 £425 +21.42% 15
Leeds -3 38 £350 +11.11% 8
Northamptonshire +3 37 £450 - 5
Bedfordshire +10 35 £411 +30.55% 8
Wiltshire +13 34 £413 +11.48% 6
Hampshire -41 34 £418 -7.22% 9
South Wales -10 32 £375 - 11
Wales -15 32 £375 - 11
Bristol -12 31 £380 +13.43% 15
Glasgow -1 30 £350 -3.44% 5
Somerset +16 29 £475 +15.85% 2
Oxfordshire +7 26 £360 -15.29% 4
Warwickshire +2 24 £388 +8.77% 2

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis.

1 1393 (34.67%) Finance
2 810 (20.16%) Project Management
3 741 (18.44%) Banking
4 723 (17.99%) Stakeholder Management
5 459 (11.42%) SQL
6 375 (9.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 371 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
8 367 (9.13%) Microsoft
9 365 (9.08%) Retail
10 351 (8.74%) Degree
11 335 (8.34%) PRINCE2
12 307 (7.64%) MS Excel
13 306 (7.62%) Use Case
14 301 (7.49%) Scrum
15 297 (7.39%) ISEB
16 296 (7.37%) Change Management
17 284 (7.07%) Investment Banking
18 274 (6.82%) CRM
19 269 (6.69%) UML
19 269 (6.69%) Oracle
19 269 (6.69%) Data Analysis
20 264 (6.57%) Migration
21 249 (6.20%) MS Visio
22 247 (6.15%) Data Modelling
23 222 (5.53%) E-Commerce
24 216 (5.38%) MS Office
25 203 (5.05%) SAP
26 200 (4.98%) Business Intelligence
26 200 (4.98%) Front Office
27 194 (4.83%) Workflow

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 157 (3.91%) SharePoint
2 64 (1.59%) SAS
3 45 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
4 44 (1.10%) CMS
5 28 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 16 (0.40%) WebSphere
7 15 (0.37%) IIS
8 13 (0.32%) MS Exchange
8 13 (0.32%) Drupal
9 12 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
10 10 (0.25%) Documentum
10 10 (0.25%) Adobe CQ
11 9 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
11 9 (0.22%) Confluence
12 8 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
12 8 (0.20%) MS Project Server
13 7 (0.17%) Alfresco
13 7 (0.17%) Lync
13 7 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 307 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 249 (6.20%) MS Visio
3 216 (5.38%) MS Office
4 143 (3.56%) MS Project
5 123 (3.06%) MS PowerPoint
6 25 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.32%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.100%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.050%) SPSS
10 1 (0.025%) Stata
10 1 (0.025%) Windchill
10 1 (0.025%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.025%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.025%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 57 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (0.72%) Markit EDM
3 27 (0.67%) Oracle Retail
3 27 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
4 25 (0.62%) SAP SD
5 21 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
6 18 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 14 (0.35%) SAP FI
7 14 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
7 14 (0.35%) SAP CO
7 14 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
8 13 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
8 13 (0.32%) Agresso
9 11 (0.27%) Summit
9 11 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
10 9 (0.22%) SAP HR
10 9 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
11 8 (0.20%) SAP MM
11 8 (0.20%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 24 (0.60%) SaaS
2 14 (0.35%) Force.com
3 12 (0.30%) Office 365
4 10 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.100%) GitHub
7 3 (0.075%) PaaS
7 3 (0.075%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (0.050%) Heroku
8 2 (0.050%) IaaS
9 1 (0.025%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.025%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (1.10%) Internet
2 31 (0.77%) Intranet
3 12 (0.30%) Firewall
4 9 (0.22%) HTTP
5 8 (0.20%) VoIP
5 8 (0.20%) SSL
6 7 (0.17%) WAN
7 6 (0.15%) LAN
7 6 (0.15%) Extranet
7 6 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.12%) Unified Communications
8 5 (0.12%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (0.12%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.12%) VPN
8 5 (0.12%) LDAP
9 4 (0.100%) SAN
10 3 (0.075%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.075%) ATM
10 3 (0.075%) MVNO
10 3 (0.075%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 171 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
3 68 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 53 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 51 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 49 (1.22%) Oracle Database
7 39 (0.97%) QlikView
7 39 (0.97%) Data Mining
8 38 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (0.70%) MS Access
10 23 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 22 (0.55%) MySQL
12 20 (0.50%) DB2
12 20 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
13 18 (0.45%) Big Data
14 15 (0.37%) MongoDB
14 15 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
15 14 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (0.35%) PerformancePoint
16 13 (0.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 70 (1.74%) JIRA
2 32 (0.80%) Visual Studio
3 24 (0.60%) JUnit
4 22 (0.55%) CruiseControl
5 21 (0.52%) Maven
6 20 (0.50%) MSTest
7 16 (0.40%) ERwin
8 13 (0.32%) Eclipse
9 11 (0.27%) TeamCity
9 11 (0.27%) Mockito
10 10 (0.25%) Subversion
10 10 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
11 9 (0.22%) Rational Rose
11 9 (0.22%) Rhino Mocks
11 9 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
12 8 (0.20%) Ant
12 8 (0.20%) Toad
12 8 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (0.17%) jMock
13 7 (0.17%) RequisitePro
General
1 1393 (34.67%) Finance
2 741 (18.44%) Banking
3 365 (9.08%) Retail
4 284 (7.07%) Investment Banking
5 200 (4.98%) Front Office
6 137 (3.41%) Marketing
7 132 (3.29%) Back Office
8 118 (2.94%) Telecoms
9 116 (2.89%) Legal
10 64 (1.59%) Advertising
11 62 (1.54%) Retail Banking
12 56 (1.39%) Financial Institution
13 54 (1.34%) Publishing
13 54 (1.34%) Billing
14 49 (1.22%) Manufacturing
15 33 (0.82%) Automotive
16 32 (0.80%) Law
17 31 (0.77%) Local Government
18 28 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
19 22 (0.55%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2995 (74.54%) Analyst
2 2703 (67.27%) Business Analyst
3 358 (8.91%) Project Manager
4 228 (5.67%) Senior Analyst
5 210 (5.23%) Senior Business Analyst
6 196 (4.88%) Developer
7 190 (4.73%) Agile Business Analyst
8 168 (4.18%) Consultant
9 145 (3.61%) Architect
10 141 (3.51%) Banking Business Analyst
11 137 (3.41%) Systems Analyst
12 126 (3.14%) Data Analyst
13 87 (2.17%) Business Manager
14 83 (2.07%) Financial Business Analyst
15 78 (1.94%) IT Business Analyst
16 77 (1.92%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
17 74 (1.84%) Technical Analyst
18 73 (1.82%) Business Systems Analyst
19 72 (1.79%) Insurance Business Analyst
20 69 (1.72%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (3.53%) .NET
2 77 (1.92%) Web Services
2 77 (1.92%) XML
3 67 (1.67%) J2EE
3 67 (1.67%) HTML
4 42 (1.05%) ASP.NET
5 41 (1.02%) CSS
6 37 (0.92%) Spring
7 28 (0.70%) jQuery
7 28 (0.70%) Middleware
8 24 (0.60%) .NET Framework
9 23 (0.57%) Spring MVC
9 23 (0.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 22 (0.55%) WCF
11 21 (0.52%) JDBC
12 18 (0.45%) FpML
12 18 (0.45%) Mason
13 17 (0.42%) Visualforce
13 17 (0.42%) HTML5
14 16 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 179 (4.45%) Management Information System
2 130 (3.24%) Derivative
3 85 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 77 (1.92%) Fixed Income
5 74 (1.84%) Credit Risk
6 64 (1.59%) Market Risk
7 63 (1.57%) Equities
8 57 (1.42%) NHS
9 41 (1.02%) Mobile App
10 36 (0.90%) Data Integration
10 36 (0.90%) Reference Data
10 36 (0.90%) Mathematics
11 35 (0.87%) Credit Derivative
12 34 (0.85%) Computer Science
13 31 (0.77%) Mainframe
14 27 (0.67%) iPad
15 25 (0.62%) Data Extraction
15 25 (0.62%) Open Source
15 25 (0.62%) FMCG
16 22 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 111 (2.76%) Windows
2 48 (1.19%) UNIX
3 29 (0.72%) Windows 7
4 19 (0.47%) Apple iOS
5 18 (0.45%) Linux
5 18 (0.45%) Android
6 9 (0.22%) Windows XP
7 6 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.12%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.075%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.050%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.050%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.050%) VMS
10 2 (0.050%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.025%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 810 (20.16%) Project Management
2 723 (17.99%) Stakeholder Management
3 375 (9.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 371 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
5 335 (8.34%) PRINCE2
6 306 (7.62%) Use Case
7 301 (7.49%) Scrum
8 296 (7.37%) Change Management
9 274 (6.82%) CRM
10 269 (6.69%) UML
10 269 (6.69%) Data Analysis
11 264 (6.57%) Migration
12 247 (6.15%) Data Modelling
13 222 (5.53%) E-Commerce
14 200 (4.98%) Business Intelligence
15 194 (4.83%) Workflow
16 188 (4.68%) Risk Management
17 170 (4.23%) GAP Analysis
18 163 (4.06%) Asset Management
19 160 (3.98%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 459 (11.42%) SQL
2 137 (3.41%) Java
3 95 (2.36%) C#
4 71 (1.77%) VBA
5 45 (1.12%) C
6 41 (1.02%) JavaScript
7 36 (0.90%) T-SQL
7 36 (0.90%) PL/SQL
8 22 (0.55%) ABAP
9 21 (0.52%) VB
10 16 (0.40%) Apex Code
10 16 (0.40%) Python
11 13 (0.32%) Scala
12 12 (0.30%) Shell Script
12 12 (0.30%) PHP
13 10 (0.25%) PowerShell
14 9 (0.22%) Perl
14 9 (0.22%) C++
15 8 (0.20%) Ruby
16 6 (0.15%) Korn
Qualifications
1 351 (8.74%) Degree
2 297 (7.39%) ISEB
3 120 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 78 (1.94%) SC Cleared
5 68 (1.69%) PMI Certification
6 55 (1.37%) PMP
7 52 (1.29%) CBAP
8 42 (1.05%) IIBA
9 41 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 22 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 20 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 19 (0.47%) CCA
13 13 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (0.32%) CIMA
14 12 (0.30%) MBA
14 12 (0.30%) APMP
14 12 (0.30%) DV Cleared
15 11 (0.27%) ISTQB
15 11 (0.27%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (3.86%) QA
2 44 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 40 (1.00%) EMIR
4 30 (0.75%) Basel III
5 29 (0.72%) Data Quality
5 29 (0.72%) ISO 9001
5 29 (0.72%) Dodd-Frank
6 21 (0.52%) Solvency II
7 18 (0.45%) FATCA
8 14 (0.35%) MiFID
9 11 (0.27%) COREP
9 11 (0.27%) FINREP
10 10 (0.25%) AIFMD
10 10 (0.25%) PCI DSS
11 9 (0.22%) CRD IV
12 8 (0.20%) SLA
12 8 (0.20%) Basel II
13 6 (0.15%) UCITS
14 4 (0.100%) ISO 14001
15 3 (0.075%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 11 (0.27%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.17%) XenApp
3 4 (0.100%) Varnish
3 4 (0.100%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.050%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.025%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.025%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.025%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 21 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.22%) Control-M
3 6 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 5 (0.12%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.12%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 5 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.075%) SCCM
5 3 (0.075%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.050%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.050%) Puppet
7 1 (0.025%) SCOM
7 1 (0.025%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.025%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.025%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.025%) Salt
7 1 (0.025%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 367 (9.13%) Microsoft
2 269 (6.69%) Oracle
3 203 (5.05%) SAP
4 119 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
5 89 (2.22%) Business Objects
6 52 (1.29%) IBM
7 35 (0.87%) Cognos
8 30 (0.75%) hybris
9 28 (0.70%) Charles River
10 27 (0.67%) HP
11 24 (0.60%) Tableau
12 23 (0.57%) Remedy
13 21 (0.52%) JDA
13 21 (0.52%) Sybase
14 17 (0.42%) Siebel
15 16 (0.40%) Murex
15 16 (0.40%) Misys
16 15 (0.37%) PeopleSoft
16 15 (0.37%) CA
16 15 (0.37%) Informatica
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